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Revs aggressive with roster moves for stretch run

The York Revolution have been busy over the last few weeks fine-tuning their roster for the stretch run, filling holes and adding depth in multiple areas with five recent additions.

York signed right-handed pitcher Troy Terzi on August 16 to help fill out the back-end of the starting rotation. Terzi is 1-0 with 16 strikeouts and only four walks in 18.2 innings of work in four starts. He earned his first professional win on August 26 when he worked 6.0 innings against Southern Maryland and logged three scoreless innings in his season debut on August 16 against New Britain. Terzi, 24, joined the Revs after two standout years at Division III Keystone College in Pennsylvania.

With a thinning bullpen, the Revs went out and signed left-handed pitcher Dustin Richardson a few days later. The former big-leaguer was handed the closer’s role right away and has converted all four of his save opportunities since joining the team. He’s posted a 3.55 ERA with 22 strikeouts and only four walks in 12.2 innings in 10 appearances.

Richardson has not allowed a run in his last seven innings, spanning six outings, with 12 strikeouts in that span. He worked 2.2 perfect innings with five strikeouts in his season debut on August 22. Richardson reached the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 2009 and 2010, owning a 3.31 ERA over 16.1 innings in a combined 29 appearances over the two seasons. The 6’6” southpaw started the 2017 season with Sugar Land before finishing with Long Island.

In immediate need for infield depth at the end of August, the Revs signed Steven Figueroa, who was with the New Hampshire Wild in the Empire League. Figueroa, 23, went 3-for-3 with the game-winning RBI double and a run in his season debut on August 24 and is 9-for-18 (.500 BA) with four multi-hit games, two RBIs and four runs scored in five games with the Revs.

The Revs stayed aggressive and used their first September out-of-league acquisition to bring in right-handed pitcher Jonathan de Marte, who spent each of the last two seasons with the Normal Cornbelters of the Frontier League. de Marte went 3-4 with a 2.87 ERA and seven saves in 44 relief appearances with Normal in 2018. He racked up 58 strikeouts in 53.1 innings with only 42 hits and 18 walks allowed. de Marte, 25, has logged two scoreless innings with two strikeouts since joining the Revs on September 4.

The Revs weren’t done adding to their bullpen though. The club used its second out-of-league acquisition on left-handed pitcher Austin Wright from the Gary SouthShore Rail Cats of the American Association on Tuesday, August 4. Wright was 1-1 with a 3.66 ERA in four games (two starts) and had 22 strikeouts in 19.1 innings with Gary.



Story by Michael Marcantonini

Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.


Detwiler gets call back to Majors from Mariners

Credit: Jennifer Buchanan – Associated Press

The Seattle Mariners selected the contract of former York Revolution left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, the team announced.

Detwiler made his season debut for the Mariners last night, tossing 6.0 innings in relief against the Astros in Seattle. He gave up three runs and struck out two batters in his first Major League outing since Sept. 28, 2016.

“We’re very happy for Ross. I felt he was the best pitcher in the league at the time he was signed. What happened to him this season is exactly what our league is all about,” said Revs manager Mark Mason. “We wish him continued success and look forward to following his career moving forward.”

Detwiler becomes the 10th former Rev and eighth pitcher to reach the Major Leagues after spending time in York. He is the second former Rev to reach the Majors this season joining Edward Paredes, who made 15 relief appearances for the Dodgers. Joining more elite company, Detwiler is the fourth player to go from the Revs to the Majors in the same season; he joins outfielder Tike Redman (Orioles-2007), right-handed pitcher Shawn Hill (Blue Jays-2012) and right-handed pitcher Julio DePaula (Orioles-2014) in that group.

Detwiler, 32, began the 2018 season with the Revs, going 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 30.0 innings over six starts. His best start with the Revs was his last, when he racked up a Revs-season-high 11 strikeouts with no walks over 7.1 strong innings and earned the win against the Road Warriors on May 26.

The Mariners purchased his contract on May 31 and assigned him to Triple-A, where he logged 71.2 innings over 14 appearances (11 starts) before his big-league promotion on Tuesday.

The southpaw’s best start at Triple-A came on June 25 against Las Vegas when he worked 7.1 innings and allowed only one run on two hits with nine strikeouts and just two walks, and earned the win. He worked at least 6.0 innings in seven of his 11 starts and had seven quality starts, which included two stints with three straight quality starts.

The Mariners are Detwiler’s sixth Major League team. He spent parts of seven seasons with the Nationals from 2007-2014 before pitching in the Majors with the Rangers and Braves in 2015, and the Indians and Athletics in 2016. Detwiler had 23 wins and 352 strikeouts in 189 appearances (83 starts) over nine Major League seasons prior to his Tuesday call-up.


Story by Michael Marcantonini

Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.

Lefty reliever McGee, infielder Castillo are Revs newest additions

The Revs continue to fine-tune their 2018 roster now almost two weeks into the season’s second half. The team’s newest additions are left-handed pitcher Mike McGee and infielder Henry Castillo.

McGee joins the Revs after starting the 2018 season with the Westside Wolly Mammoths of the USPBL. He went 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA and one save in 11 appearances. He struck out 18 batters and allowed only seven hits over 11.1 innings. McGee has previously spent time in the Cincinnati Reds organization. The 25-year-old is a native of Drexel Hill, PA and pitched collegiately at the University of Buffalo.

The Revs were in the market for another left-handed reliever to join Luke Westphal in the bullpen now that lefty Robert Carson is in the starting rotation and lefty Pat McCoy has been released. McGee gave up one run in one and one-third innings of work in his team debut on Thursday, July 19th in Lancaster.

Meanwhile, Castillo comes to York after a brief stint with the Dominican Republic guest team in the Can-Am Association. Castillo, 23, began his professional career in 2013 as an 18-year-old for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Dominican Summer League team. Castillo spent the entire 2015 season at Low-A Kane County and batted .315 with three home runs, 16 doubles and 32 RBI in 79 games. He spent all of 2016 and 2017 at High-A Visalia, playing over 100 games in both seasons while hitting a combined 18 home runs and 61 doubles with 111 RBI.

The Revs were looking to bolster their infield with a versatile defender and found that in Castillo, who mainly played second base in the Diamondbacks system, but also saw time at third base and shortstop.

Infielder Zach Wilson, who battled groin and shoulder injuries this season, was released to make room on the roster for the new additions. Wilson hit .250 with four home runs, 13 doubles and 24 RBI in 49 games while playing both corner infield positions.


Post by Michael Marcantonini

Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.

King, Diaz signed for positional depth

The York revolution continue to alter their 2018 roster because of injuries. The Revs added infielder Nick King last week and catcher Roger Alfredo Guedez Diaz this week.

The Revs needed some infield depth while Zach Wilson, who was placed on the disabled list this week, was playing through a groin injury, and they got it in the form of 24-year-old infielder Nick King. A native of Palm Springs, California, King spent the last two seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, reaching as high as High-A in 2017, while also playing four games with Schaumburg in the Frontier League in 2016. He hit .185 with 9 RBI in 40 games between three different levels in 2017. King played his college ball at the University of Georgia.

The Revs signed Diaz for catching depth now that Tyler Clark has been sidelined for a few days with a bruised hand. Diaz joins the Revs after starting the 2018 season with the Plattsburgh RedBirds of the Empire League. In 2017, Diaz hit .279 with 18 RBI in 36 games for the Aguada Explorers. He had more walks (13) than strikeouts (10). Diaz, 27, played his college ball at Grambling State University.

Alumni Update: Group of former Revs thriving with new teams

Five York Revolution alumni are making headlines in affiliated ball and Mexico after stints in York ranging from three years to a little over a month. Here’s an update on the group of former Revs standouts.

Long-time Revs lefty arm Edward Paredes was recently called up from Triple-A to the Major League level with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second time in 2018. He made one appearance for the Dodgers on May 3rd, throwing 0.2 scoreless innings before being sent down, but was recalled during the first week of June. Paredes has logged 4.2 shutout innings over seven appearances with seven strikeouts, no walks and only one hit allowed since his second promotion.

He earned a hold on June 7th and wins on June 12th against the Rangers and June 19th on the road against the Cubs in Game 1 of a double-header. He also pitched in Game 2 of the double-header that day. Paredes, 31, made his Major League debut with the Dodgers on July 24th, 2017. Paredes spent time in York from 2013-2015, making 131 total appearances in a Revs uniform.

Ross Detwiler is off to a solid start at Triple-A Tacoma in the Seattle Mariners organization. He threw two scoreless innings with three strikeouts out of the bullpen in his team debut, before moving into the starting rotation. In his last two starts he’s gone 6.0 and 6.1 innings, respectively, and allowed just two earned runs in each start, earning the win in his most recent outing. Detwiler made six starts for the Revs in 2018, going 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA, while striking out 11 batters in his final start before signing with the Mariners at the end of May.

Zac Grotz, the second member of the Revs to have his contact purchased this season, made a statement in his first outing for Single-A Columbia in the New York Mets organization. Grotz worked 7.2 innings allowing just two runs with eight strikeouts and no walks, earning the win on over Hagerstown on June 15th. The 25-year-old right-hander was 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA in seven appearances (four starts) for the Revs in 2018 and threw a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts on May 24th at Lancaster.

Former Revs left-handed pitcher Jared Martin was recently promoted to Triple-A Nashville in the Oakland Athletics organization. Martin, who signed with the A’s in the offseason, was 1-2 with a 4.79 ERA over 20.2 innings in 16 games with Double-A Midland at the time of his promotion. Martin has tossed 3.2 innings over three relief appearances so far at Triple-A. The California native posted a microscopic 0.98 ERA in 18 relief appearances with 27 strikeouts and only nine hits allowed for the Revs early in the 2017 season before having his contract picked up by the San Francisco Giants organization.

Alonzo Harris, last year’s Atlantic League Player of the Year, is having an excellent season playing in the Mexican League. The speedy outfielder is batting .301 with eight home runs, 22 RBI and an .844 OPS in 48 games for Los Tigres de Quintana Roo. He has eight doubles, one triple and is 13-for-18 in stolen base attempts. Harris tore it up for the Revs last season, finishing the regular season with a .315 batting average, 23 home runs, 73 RBI, 28 doubles, 31 stolen bases and 89 runs scored in 114 games. He also had a .381 on-base percentage and .912 OPS. In the postseason, Harris had two homers and five RBI, helping the Revs win their third Atlantic League title.


Post by Michael Marcantonini

Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.

Revs shake up roster before 7-game homestand

The York Revolution made a flurry of roster moves over the last week, bringing in three new players and one returning Rev to the roster.

The first move came on June 12th when the team brought back left-handed pitcher Logan Williamson, who previously pitched for the Revs from 2015 through 2017. Williamson was a member of the championship team last season and went 6-9 with a 5.20 ERA in 129.2 innings of work. The southpaw made 26 starts and one relief appearance and struck out 49 batters. Williamson started a divisional series game on the road against Southern Maryland and earned the win, allowing just two runs in six innings with five strikeouts and no walks. Williamson has made two starts so far this season for York and has a 1-1 record. He now has 22 wins in his Revs career, the fourth-most in franchise history. With his first out in the third inning in his last start on June 18th, Williamson became the third pitcher in Revs history to reach 400 innings in a York uniform, joining Corey Thurman (980.1 innings) and Chris Cody (517.0 innings).

Three days later, the Revs added outfielder Tyson Gillies to the roster. Gillies, a former Seattle Mariners and Philadelphia Phillies prospect, joined the team after spending the 2017 season with the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am. Association. The speedy outfielder hit .294 in 71 games with 11 HR, 50 RBI and 46 runs scored. He picked up his first RBI and run as a Rev this past weekend in Southern Maryland, and went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in his home debut at PeoplesBank Park on June 18th.

The Revs then added right-handed pitchers James Pugliese and Devan Watts  on June 18th after the team’s eight-game road trip concluded.

Pugliese last pitched with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies in the Chicago Cubs organization before joining the Revs. He made six appearances before being released in mid-May. Pugliese, 25, went 7-2 with a 1.84 ERA and 48 strikeouts at Double-A in 2017. Opponents hit just .203 against him in 40 appearances (7 starts) over 78.1 innings. Pugliese was drafted in the 18th round in 2011 by the Cubs.

Watts comes to York after making 20 relief appearances between High-A Florida and Double-A Mississippi in the Atlanta Braves organization this season before being released. Watts, 23, went 1-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 39 relief outings between High-A and Double-A in 2017. He struck 65 out batters in 58.2 innings and had five saves. Watts was the Braves’ 17th-round draft pick in 2016.

The Revs released right-handed reliever Tyler Cravy on June 18th to make room for the team’s new additions.

Post by Michael Marcantonini
Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.